Established:  1930

Total students:  18000

Faculties and institutes:  16

Teachers:  1102

  • Doctor of Science 165
  • PhD 562

Contact information:  664074, Irkutsk, ul. Lermontov 83

Irkutsk State Technical University ranks first among regional universities in Russia according to the independent rating "Business Russia" in 2008. According to a survey of 300 largest Russian companies ISTU took eleventh place among all universities in the country and first among universities in Siberia and the Far East. According to the data for 2006 in the university studying 33560 students, including 24557 students on a commercial basis, 11003 - on a budget. In June 2010 the University joined the "Association of the leading universities" in Russia.

ISTU conducts training in 10 profiles, 34 areas and 86 specialties in all forms of basic training consists of 4 institutes, 18 faculties, a branch in the city  Usolye-Siberian, and 21 representative offices in the territory of the Irkutsk region and beyond. In 2005, the university opened a representative office in Mongolia. The university is developing special technical and technological profiles, construction and architecture, economics and management, transport and communications, energy, power engineering and electrical engineering, computer science, nanotechnology, culture and the arts, the humanities and a number of other profiles. Implements educational programs of secondary vocational education.

On a permanent basis at the University employs more than 3000 employees, including 1102 teachers. A doctor of sciences holds 165 people, the candidate of sciences - 562 people.

In 2000 ISTU technopark, which today includes training, research and production centers, Service departments of the university, IT infrastructure, regional innovation structure, a business incubator and 16 enterprises of high-tech businesses.

In 2010 ISTU won the second competition of university development programs, in respect of which the category "national research university".


Institute aviamashinostroeniya and transport (IAMiT)
Institute of architecture and construction (IAIS)
Institute of Fine Arts and the Social Sciences and Humanities (IIIiSGN)
Institute of Cybernetics. E. I. Popova (ICP)
Institute of Metallurgy and Chemical Technology. S. B. Leonova (IMiHT)
subsoil Institute (MI)
Institute of Food Engineering and Biotechnology (FPI)
Institute of Economics, Management and Law (IEML)
Energy Institute (EI)
Physics-Technical Institute (PTI)

Key departments

Department of Applied Linguistics (FPL)

Departments additional education

Extramural and evening faculty
International (Preparatory) Faculty
Faculty of Postgraduate Training
Faculty of secondary vocational education

ISTU the first universities in the Siberian Federal District for integration into the international educational, scientific, cultural and information space created on the basis of its Eurasian Open University (euros), bringing together scientific and educational, innovative, cultural and other organizations in Russia, Europe and Asia. Within the framework of the Euro work:

Siberian-German Faculty of Engineering at the master's preparation of students obtaining a diploma of the Russian and German model
International (Preparatory) Faculty - preparatory faculty, licensed by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation
TEMPUS-TACIS projects to develop educational programs bachelor-master with international accreditation
Regional Center for the recognition of foreign educational documents
Readership of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
Korean Educational and Cultural Center